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How does filing for bankruptcy impact a credit score?

It is often overestimated how filing for bankruptcy will affect a credit score. People assume that a credit score will be ruined indefinitely. This is untrue, but filing for bankruptcy will have a negative impact on a credit score for a period of time. This is because credit scores are meant to communicate a borrower’s ability to pay back a loan to a lender. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy essentially eliminates debts, and a lender may never secure the remaining amount of money.

How can Americans protect themselves from medical debt?

Even with insurance, healthcare is shockingly expensive. Between unnecessary surgical add-ons, scans and overused intensive care-level treatment, medical patients often find themselves facing surprisingly large hospital bills. More than 25 percent of Americans cannot afford their medical bills.

If I file for bankruptcy, will I have to give up my property?

One of the things that often holds people back from filing for bankruptcy when they could really benefit from it is the fear of losing personal property. Many Ohio readers often associate bankruptcy with a forced selling of all valuable property in order to pay off debts. In reality, bankruptcy is an organized, beneficial way to deal with overwhelming debt, all while keeping certain personal items.

Can I seek bankruptcy protection for my student loans?

Higher education is expensive, and you may be one of the hundreds of college students who graduated with a significant amount of student loan debt. At the time of signing your loan agreement, you may have given little thought to how you would pay it off in the future, and many people find themselves in similar situations. If you are drowning in student loan debt, even years after graduating, you may be looking for a way out.

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